A spectacular concert live from Edinburgh Castle with a glittering array of big names will be shown on BBC One, ahead of the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Presented by The One Show’s Alex Jones on Saturday the 19th of July, Scotland’s capital city will be welcoming a wide range of international musical acts, including, Kaiser Chiefs, Smokey Robinson, Rizzle Kicks, Paloma Faith, Katherine Jenkins, Il Divo, One Republic, Taio Cruz, Alfie Boe and Pumeza – with more names to follow.
The music will also be interspersed with comedy on the night, as Bill Bailey performs his unique brand of musical humour with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Fred MacAulay makes a special guest appearance.
Alex Jones, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and Fred MacAulay launched the concert on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle yesterday ahead of more than 8,000 tickets going on sale at 9am on Friday June 6th.
“I am so excited to be presenting Live At Edinburgh Castle with such an incredible line-up. I can’t imagine a better backdrop than Edinburgh. It is going to be a fantastic night for those coming along or watching at home.” – Alex Jones
Some of the performances will be accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and a house band, led by Mike Stevens, who has worked with artists including Gary Barlow and Annie Lennox.
Information on the concert and how to get tickets is available from the BBC website.